Fortnite has introduced its newest addition to the rising Icon Series. The subsequent superstar to affix the fray can be Colombian singer J Balvin, who headlined final 12 months’s in-game Fortnite Halloween live performance referred to as Fortnitemares.
The Icon Series initially started as a strategy to pay homage to the influencers and streamers who helped push Fortnite to the large stage of recognition it presently holds. Since then, Fortnite has expanded the definition of the sequence to incorporate huge celebrities like LeBron James, Travis Scott, and, with the newest addition, Ariana Grande. Since each Scott and Grande featured throughout in-game concert events earlier than receiving their very own cosmetics in Fortnite, it needs to be no shock to followers to see J Balvin be part of the Icon Series.
As with the opposite Icon Series units, J Balvin’s cosmetics will embody a again bling, a glider, a pickaxe, and, like LeBron James, he may even have two extra kinds to go with his base pores and skin. For Balvin’s set, his again bling and pickaxe come within the type of multicolored katanas, and his glider is a chromatic snowboard which is adorned together with his basic smiley face emblem. Of course, all three of his skins can be rocking J Balvin’s personal Jordan 1 collaboration.
The J Balvin set is slated to launch on August 26 at 8 PM ET, however impatient followers have an opportunity to get their arms on the set early by way of an in-game competitors. The J Balvin Cup, which debuts tomorrow, is a duos cup that challenges gamers to compete towards one another to earn as many factors as doable, with one level being awarded for every elimanation a staff scores. After a complete of 10 matches, duos teams can be ranked towards others of their area with the top-performing companions being rewarded with the J Balvin pores and skin, again bling, and pickaxe.
As an extra tribute to the Colombian singer, Fortnite may even be launching the “La Fiesta” occasion on the identical day because the beauty set’s official launch. The La Fiesta occasion will run from August 26 to September 9 and seems to be a customized island inside Fortnite much like final 12 months’s “La Familia” launch which was additionally a community-made island related to J Balvin. Unfortunately, the looks of the La Fiesta island, being a round observe with a vivid, chromatic colorway, has led many in the neighborhood to jokingly examine it to the legendary Rainbow Road stage from the Mario Kart sequence.
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Source: Epic Games